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In Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, Joseph Campbell traced the one Great Goddess to the many goddesses of the Western mythic imagination. This posthumous work displays his complex and deep sensitivity to feminine divine figures who have symbolized the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

From Marija Gimbutas’ studies of Neolithic Old Europe into Sumerian and Egyptian mythology, to Homer’s epic Odyssey, the Greek Eleusinian Mystery cult, the Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, and into the Neoplatonic Renaissance, Campbell tracked the footprints of the feminine. In this presentation Safron will explore the main symbolic themes and mythic stories with a slide presentation of goddess images.